Our addiction to HGTV has turned many of us into DIY wannabees. The remodeling craze has hit home literally. But is remodeling the best answer to getting the home of your dreams? Every time I watch the Property Brothers, Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Fixer Upper, or Tarek and Christina’s Flip or Flop, they come across a multitude of expensive surprises. There are advantages to starting from scratch and building the home you really desire.
- First of all, you get exactly what you want when building your new home. Of course, you may have to compromise on some finishes to stay within budget but building a new home lets you make the decisions to include what is really important to you.
- A new home is much more energy efficient saving you money overtime. Midwest Design Homes and Jon Huss Custom Homes builds all of our home above and beyond the Focus on Energy standards. Due to better insulation, higher quality windows, more energy efficient water heaters, furnaces, and air conditioners your energy bills tend to be much lower than in an existing remodeled home.
- A new home may be better for your health giving you a better quality of life. A newly constructed home is less likely to have toxic materials such as asbestos, lead paint, and mold.
- A newly built home is also better for the environment. Green appliances with Energy Star ratings, more efficient toilets, showers, plumbing fixtures, and HVAC systems all use less energy making your home more environmentally friendly.
- Building a new home versus remodeling makes it easier to recoup your investment. A new home generally requires fewer repairs and comes with a 1 year Builder Warranty.
- Remodeling an older home may not actually add as much value to home when it is sold but added value to your lifestyle. On top of that, I’ve yet to see a remodeling project without some pricey surprises.
In conclusion, building a fresh new home allows you to get the home of your dreams, save money on energy, have a healthier environment adding to the quality of your life,and be more environmentally conscious.